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Baldy Summit Alternate

Intermediate

Trail

0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
65% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 375' 114 m
Descent: -3' -1 m
High: 2,954' 900 m
Low: 2,578' 786 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Matt Freeman

Climb or descend Baldy using the trail that was recently finished ... all the way to the top of Mount Baldy.

Matt Freeman

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

This is a newly constructed trail to Baldy's summit. Please follow this track rather than the previous, as there are No Trespassing signs posted on the old trail -- it's now private property.

Need to Know

This trail may not be the best option when there is snow on the ground.

Runner Notes

The trail is great for running. A nice grade up and down.

Description

The park recently finished the trail to the top of Mount Baldy. The grade is much easier to run up or down, with several switchbacks. The upper section is especially sweet, with the trail away from the alders and a great view and of the surrounding alpine vegetation.

The switchbacks cross over the established trail straight up the mountain trail, and in some cases, the 'long way up' follows the straight-up trail. On the way down, look for the rock pile on the right side of the trail that marks the beginning of the 'long way down' trail.

Flora & Fauna

Bear, moose, and an occasional ground squirrel.

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Contacts

Land Manager: DNR Alaska

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Photos

Eagle River and the Knik Arm below Mt. Baldy.
Dec 8, 2016 near Eagle R…, AK
Descending from the top, stay to the right and watch for the rock pile. This is the start of the easy way down.
Aug 22, 2019 near Eagle R…, AK
One of several switchbacks on the upper portion of Mount Baldy's newly constructed trail.
Aug 22, 2019 near Eagle R…, AK
This is the most difficult part of the easy way up and down. As the trail intersects the rock, climb up at a 45-degree angle and find the continuation of the easy up and down trail.
Aug 22, 2019 near Eagle R…, AK
Signing the summit journal of Mt. Baldy.
Mar 2, 2018 near Eagle R…, AK

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